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the affect this rain is having on our rainfall deficit. >> now spencer just showed us the rain hitting every corner of the bay area, we got good down pours in the city this afternoon. but wettest weather has been north and south of us. we have team coverage of the storm, abc7 news, nick smith and david louie are all live tonight. sergio, let's begin with you in the north bay. >> it's started coming down regularly now in novato people say they're really welcoming the rain, but they're getting ready for any problems that it my bring. >> a full day of rain was a welcome sight. >> a lot of rain this time. we need it. >> stewart rv and boat sales says her boat-selling has just started off. she's hoping more rain now will help with lakes this summer. >> just trying to get back into our really good season. this is going to help. >> in heelsberg rains came down enough for decent runoff but russian river is looking shallow. in santa rosa a drizzle prompted people to pull out umbrellas at lunchtime. and this team south of petta luma. with the problems, residents say it's well worth it. >> we need it.
this rain is having on our rainfall deficit. >> now spencer just showed us the rain hitting every corner of the bay area, we got good down pours in the city this afternoon. but wettest weather has been north and south of us. we have team coverage of the storm, abc7 news, nick smith and david louie are all live tonight. sergio, let's begin with you in the north bay. >> it's started coming down regularly now in novato people say they're really welcoming the rain, but they're getting ready for any problems that it my bring. >> a full day of rain was a welcome sight. >> a lot of rain this time. we need it. >> stewart rv and boat sales says her boat-selling has just started off. she's hoping more rain now will help with lakes this summer. >> just trying to get back into our really good season. this is going to help. >> in heelsberg rains came down enough for decent runoff but russian river is looking shallow. in santa rosa a drizzle prompted people to pull out umbrellas at lunchtime. and this team south of petta luma. with the problems, residents say it's well worth it. >> we need it. >> in m
are going to make up anymore of this deficit, it is going to happen in the next four weeks. i am happy to report it will keep happening. the rim of high pressure is now way down -- ridge of high pressure is now way down south. i had to zoom the map out to show places in california. the high pressure has gone on spring break. allows storms to ride up over top of the ridge of high pressure right into northern california. the ridge is no long raploching the rhode island it is actually giving it -- longer blocking the rain. rain overnight. rain will be done by the drive you drive back to work tomorrow. staying unsettled. another low pressure area with the same storm track on thursday. another one coming up over the weekend. san rafael 66. fremont 64. mountain view 66 degrees tomorrow. check out the highs. they will be close to 70 even with cloudy conditions. another round of rain on thursday. the two nicest days to ghettoed will be friday and saturday up into the low 70ed with sunshine. for the second half of the weekend, here comes the third wave of rainfall with highs in the upper 60s. n
when our deficit's been cut in half, it allows us to meet our obligations to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt. >> woodruff: the 2015 deficit would decline, to $560 billion, but republicans today said the red ink, spending hikes and tax increases mean the plan is dead on arrival. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> rather than put together a constructive blueprint the two parties could use as a jumping off point, to get our economy moving and our fiscal house in order, the president has once again opted for the political stunt for a budget that's more about firing up the base in an election year than about solving the nation's biggest and most persistent long-term challenges >> woodruff: congressman paul ryan, the house budget chair, likewise called the obama plan a disappointment. in a statement, he said: >> woodruff: ryan offered an extensive critique yesterday of federal anti-poverty efforts. he's expected to release a republican budget proposal in the coming weeks. >> woodruff: some of the more notable pieces of the president's proposal, and expected
to really put a dent in our rainfall deficit so i look a little bit longer into the forecast feature few minutes with the accu-weather 7 day forecast. >> see you shortly. hundreds of people gather tonight to remember a martinez teenager killed by train over the weekend. freight train hit 14-year-old janet sunday as she tried to retrieve a cell phone she dropped while walking along the track with a friend. this is video from tonight vigil for her at her school. martinez junior high school. about 1,000 friends classmates teachers and neighbors showed up. there were a lot of tears as they lit candle and shared stories of her telling them what she meant to them. she died so tragically at 14. so many came to remember her tonight though. >> turns out transgender teenager who reported being assault entered a high school restroom made up the whole story. the transgender student identifies as male told police he was assaulted physically and sexually in a boy bathroom at hercules high school. that was yesterday. today police said it was all false. investigators got suspicious when they
, the thermal coupler tells the grower how much water is in the vine. it tells us if the vine is in a deficit or doing fine. >> with this, we can actually save water, which is an important thing. >> especially in california which seems like its been in remember. >> by eliminating water at the right times and by giving water at the right times, we can have those berries grow small. the smaller the berries, the buser the skin to juice ratio is. that means more robust, big, juicy wines. >> innovative technology also fine tunes the work at the crush pad. here, alias programs the optical sorter to choose grapes based upon a specific color. only the right ones. everything else gets dump here we notice the change almost overnight. the wine is only 5 or six days old. fresher, cleaner, more focused. it was we are going to check out a red wine ferm entation. >> what was sorted earlier? >> it looks look luke soup. >> they communicate with alias via wi-fi. >> if it gets too hot t will send me an alarm. fe fermentation team. >> i get a text and phone call. i have them at 2:00 in the morning sometimes. >>
. the full panel could vote tomorrow. the brick district is facing $142 million deficit. >> the bridge decks will be slick this morning with showers. be careful. >> but the brunt of the storm is headed this way. >> the second storm is, the first storm with the leftovers now. visibility is okay. we have fog along the coast at half moon bay at four miles. our winds are running from seven miles per hour to 17 miles per hour. we are getting gusts higher than that. it is manageable. want out when you cross the east to west bridges including san mateo and bay bridge and richmond and san rafael bridge. you will be buffetted bit winds in a high from file vehicle. in the evening and overnight, over the coast we have warnings southern winds at 20 to 30 knots at 7:00 this evening through 4:00 saturday. that shows you the duration of the storm. it is bigger but it will hand around longer. mild this morning and low-to-mid 50's and the showers are in the north board of inquiry noon and we will see sunshine moving from south to north across the neighborhood and mid-50 to 60 at noon with mostly clouds at 4:
the concern is for the next storm with north bay neighborhoods seeing quite a deficit damage from the winds. amy hollyfield has a big example. amy? >> kristen, this break in the action we are getting is giving people time to assess the damage from the first storm, recover from it. we found people very busy working on that. we also found the fairfax woman would found something positive in one of the side effects. >> as the rain came down from storm one, some cars flipped and trees came down. >> we heard a "snap." we felt the tree fall. >> this tree took power lines down with it on fairfax. >> mill valley also lot of trees. >> we had six reports of trees downed blocking the roads because of the winds last night. >> c.h.p. responded to spinouts on highway 101. this driver's truck flipped upside down. he hit a puddle and lost control. other drives say they can relate. >> if you don't take care of color car, you can get out of bounds and it is really dangerous. >> we are in between storms. officials say this is a good time to prepare. mill valley has restocked the sandbag supplies and is clearin
there is a slight chance of rain and of course, much needed for snil a severe rainfall deficit. >> spencer, thank you very much. >> and just ahead, lacing up a woman finds herself a celebrity after putting on running shoes. plus... >> it's sort of like body by siri. technology bringing the benefits of a personal trainer in a small, wearable device. that is at 6:00 >> and going to break, polar bears welcome google maps is now available in the arctic. back in a moment. hales corners, wisconsin. nice pass by alyson dudek. can she hang on to that spot? and she does! [ male announcer ] with the u-verse wireless receiver, your tv goes where you take it, allowing inspiration to follow. ♪ [ dad ] looks pretty good, right? [ girl ] yeah. [ male announcer ] switch to u-verse and add a wireless receiver today. ♪ nnie-o walwhere every thursde ia switch to u-verse and add a wireless receiver today. where every thursday people ride 10 miles for tacos. we thought wsurprise them with a better kind of taco made with jennie-o ground turkey cooked thoroughly to 165. i feed my kids turkey tacos over regular taco
million deficit. airline not to increase >> : but supreme court was secretly caught not recorded by out >> : not want a light but the justices were in session a black-and-white is not affected these photos were taken when cameras or tape and to the court. in the 1930's. now there's this but loaded to you to and then got an actor. the letter that caught the pass security. aunt was able to get a first video of the u.s. supreme court in session. then what >> : of their legal analyst jerry. caught security isn't lax. allied and a court many times even is a guest walked through metal detectors. we're now to bring electronics and everyone passes through those of detectors. this video was recorded by an advocacy group that pushes of finance reform. airline out >> : the prize on behalf of the vast majority of the american people at a leave money does not. corporations are not people and >> : he faces federal charges. how the cameras were smuggled supreme court says that it's revealing reviewing the video and screening procedures. what >> : ought to contract for we have got pretty severe worried
to raise the toll by $2 over the course of next 4 years they need the money to close the deficit. starting in april the toll jumps to $7 then july 2015 it goes up 25¢s, it increases by a quarter, every year until 2018 and finally $8 in 2018. drivers with fast track the $1 discount will remain in effect. >>> president obama warned russia about sending military into ukraine. russian transport planes and helicopters were seen landing in eastern ukraine what appears to be a russian invasion and president obama's response. >> reporter: president obama issued a strong warning to russia not to intervene in ukraine. >> the u.s. will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> reporter: it was in response to reports russian armored personnel carriers and armed gun men in military uniform were seen. u.s. officials sea evidence of russian air and sea movements into and out of the region. >> any violation of ukraine's sovereignty would be deeply destabilizing which is not in the interest of ukraine, russia or europe. >> reporter
is where we sit with our deficit with 10" more is where we need to be to be at normal for san francisco. we are 7" below in livermore. we are 6" below in san jose. today, with the dry conditions, we will look for mostly clouds. by tomorrow night, here comes the rain north bay and by on thursday and we will look at conditions, then, to improve the first half of the welcome, 67 in palo alto with morgan hill at 67 and the seven-day forecast shows a couple of dry days and the spring around the corner. >> in san jose, there was a fatal accident, a pedestrian hit-and-run accident north 280. it is off the freeway. the saratoga avenue exit is blocked so take the lawrence expressway to get around that. northbound spinout at vasco road that took out 60 feet of guardrail north bound direction sow find delays. we have flooding if lanes, lucky drive northbound direction of 101 but there is pooling southbound so be careful. san jose shows highway 87 beyond the sap center northbound and it is smooth sailing and light. >> thank you. muni's board is holding the first of two public hearings to consider fare
for now. the rain earlier in the week kept the deficit from growing, so only about 34% to 35% of average. this is how much we need to make up just to get back to average up to today. little more than ten in san francisco, oakland, sfo, and nearly 17 at santa rosa. we're going to get hardly anything close to that, lucky couple hundredths of an inch. you can see sprinkles across the north bay. you'll get steadier rain as we head into the afternoon hours. you can see the rain falling up to the north. here's what to expect, light rain in the north bay, for the rest of us, it will start moving through during the evening commute. slick spots will develop initially, then taper overnight to scattered showers for tomorrow morning. i'll give you a better time table coming up and amounts to expect and the next rain this weekend. that's coming up in your forecast. cheryl? >> thank you. in the east bay, some parents are fighting a plan to open a probation office for convicts right across the street from an elementary school. it's a story you'll see only on abc 7 news. lincoln elementary is just a few
6:00 and those without 7:00. the bridge district is trying to cover 142-month-old budget deficit. coming up next, lisa argen will have your accuweather forecast. >> yeah. hi, matt. it is a little wet out here. we are lacking at breezy winds and still showers in your weekend forecast. 54 trees in san francisco. this is a view from our sutro tower. and plenty of showers south of the city. i'll detail your forecast when we return. >> also next, a wild weather ride on the red carpet in l.a. as crews try to get ready for tomorrow night's oscars. imagine a car that gets 1,000 miles a gallon. that's the goal of some bay area students who plan to test their invention in a cros we love this! what's next? great! do you have measurements? yeah, i paced it off. it's about twenty by twelve of these. so, we can measure, plan and install it for you. yea, let's do that! ikea. professional kitchen services at a low price. [man] no one told her,right? [son]hi! [mom screams] give him the tour.heer]is k! let me show you! soft-close drawers, farm sink! um... where's my room? we had to take just a lit
to recover a $142 million deficit. it's raining outside right now in many parts of the bay area. here's lisa argen with the details. >> good morning to you. the rain is minely light. it's a bit breezy and the heaviest cells sit offshore as the area of low pressure continues to sink to the south and east of the bay. that means it will take the rain with it. a washout not in store for your saturday. in fact some sunny breaks ahead. we will talk about that and a return to more wet weather in the days ahead in a few minutes. >> thanks, lisa. also next the wild weather ride on the red carpet in l.a. as crews try to get ready for tomorrow night's oscars. and a car that gets 1,000 miles a gallon? that's the goal after student who plan to test their invention in a ♪ [ male announcer ] spring is calling. get sta-green fertilizer now just $8 at lowe's. ♪ at kaiser permanente we'vezer reduced serious heart attacks by 62%, which makes days with grandpa jack 100% more possible. join us at kp.org and thrive. >> good morning. here's a live look at doppler 7hd. the radar is showing some rain in parts of
of rain to catch up to the normal level for this point in the season. so it's a severe rainfall deficit still. again, these steady and frequent rains are helping. >> all right. the drought is not over. >> no. far from over. >> okay. thanks, very much. >>> still to come on abc 7 nudes at 9:00, an initial sight for skiers today. the details behind the slope-side rescue of a small bear cub. >>> and a look behind the iconic work of a rock and roll photographer. what he says is the secret behind his legendary shots. attention monster taco fans! get ready for a night of monster taco madness - when two new monster taco flavors from jack in the box face off. introducing - the bacon ranch monster taco, crushin' it with strips of bacon and creamy ranch versus the nacho monster taco, comin' hard with nacho cheese and jalapeños! monster, monster, monster tacos! too much? needs an explosion. [boy] mom!ughs] [mom] yes? [boy] whoa,whoa,whoa... [mom and dad] [laughing] [boy] whoa,whoa,whoa... [mom] you've got two left feet,boo. >>> the fortunate ones among white house find their bliss and turn it into
the deficit so conservation is a serious conversation. more now from santa clara. >> reporter: hi there, jess camp folks have been wondering what can we do with all of this now that we've finally gotten it? heard our friends and neighbors say it's raining but still won't be enough. a lot of folks are turning to a method that goes back to the cave man days of collecting the water for use at a later time. as the rain falls in the saratoga, brad daniels collects it in storage barrels, a way of life and his business. he founded rain savers about five years ago but when the serious drought talks started about five month ago the phones started ringing off the hook. >> i am getting calls saying, hi, can you get here before the rain starts? so i'm trying. >> daniel can install a simple barrel in about an hour at a cost of about $200. light blocking barrels where algae cannot grow and with screens to filter out debris and to keep mosquitoes from breeding, but he can also put in larger storage tanks, underground cisterns with pumps and commercial units as well. maybe not enough to supply all of the non
and they are deficitting off at east dunn with the headlights in the northbound direction. it is a five mile backup. the other problem westbound 205 from the central valley we had an early big rig accident which now is long gone but the right lane remains closed for clean up and there is gap improvement with 45 to 50-minute drive from i-5 to the dublin/pleasanton area. >> abc7 news is the only place where you can see the oscars this sunday. we are giving away free movie tickets for a year through facebook to sell operate the academy awards. >> there are seven winners and the latest is steven from pacifica. you still have five chances to win. "like" us at facebook and you can get in touch with us. >>> we we have designs created and sent in by children across the country. they all love this. the size 42 regular features colors and schemes and styles that will benefit the nonprofit inspired by a six-year-old who is fighting brain cancer. the highest bid so far is at $3,500 and the auction choses march 8. we have a link under "see it on tv." >> i would have donated the bracelet that my daughter made fo
a growing deficit. the hikes would be incremental in april of this year the toll would go to $7, two years later in 2016 it would be 7:25. then the following year 750 and finally $8 in 2018. important to note though that for drivers with fast track the $1 discount would remain in effect for each of those toll hikes. >>> the b.a.r.t. board of directors met tonight to discuss a measure that would effectively ban strikes by bart unions in the wake of two strikes last year. the board just discussed this night to see if there is any support. at this point there may not be enough. the board would call for a -- it wouldonly be an advisory measure. >>> a federal appeals court sited with a school district in a case involving student who wore american flag t-shirts on cinco de mayo. authorities ordered those students to turn their shirts inside out. the school officials were concerned that the shirts would anger latino students who were observing the mexican holiday. the court said because of racial tension at the school, administrators had the authority to limit the civil rights of students in orde
four years. the bridge district says they need that money to close a growing deficit. those hikes would be incre mental. in april of this year, the toll would go to $7. two years later, 7.25 and then the next year 7.50 and finally $8 in 2015. if you drive and have a fastrack, that will stay in effect for each of the toll hikes. >> still encourage people to use that. >> yes. >>> 7:10. a rather unusual police response after a fatal crash in pittsburg early this morning. mum at 7:30, why cops approached a crash car with their guns drawn on a major roadway. >>> get me out of here. that's what a lot of travel agents are hearing in parts of the nation right now. what's causing this reaction and where everyone is going. >>> good morning. right now we still have very tough conditions for your commute as we look at 280. a lot of standing water. we'll run it down for you, tell you how the drive times are being affected by the storms. >>> no way of getting around it. we're getting blasted. around half moon bay and pacifica heading north towards san francisco there is a really strong cell. we'll ta
. the bridge district says it needs the money to close a growing deficit. for drivers with fast track, the $1 discount will remain in effect for each of the toll hikes. >>> ktvu is proud to sponsor a first-of-its-kind event coming to the bay area. 16,000 students will fill oracle arena in late march to hear celebrity speeches and performances. the event is called we day. you can't buy tickets. the only way for kids to go is to earn a ticket by making a positive difference locally and globally. over the next month, leading up to the big event, we'll be sharing sawyers of children and schools doing just that. today, julie haener takes us to an elementary school on the peninsula. >> i don't think we've talked about how free the children started. >> reporter: at this elementary school in palo alto, the principal is inspiring young minds by encouraging students to get involved in the international charity known as free the children. >> we've been doing a lot of sales like every time we have a playdate, we work on like -- we bake things. >> reporter: students such as sophia and sienna are among tho
/2 inches. we'll make up any more of this rainfall deficit and drought, it has to happen now. good news is, the atmosphere is perfectly set up for more raffle because that ridge of high pressure is blocking the -- rainfall because that ridge of high pressure is block being the rain from hitting mention -- blocking the rain from hitting mexico. we'll have showers overnight. next up is thursday, another low pressure area. it hits us, rainfall. after that the next low is sunday. it will hit us and we'll get rainfall again. it's just a matter of how many storms are out there because they're all heading in our direction. that ridge is gone. the rain will not be as heavy this week. we got it tonight. we'll get it thursday and again sunday. it will be mild and humid and cloudy the next several days. tomorrow we're dry, cloudy and humid, san francisco 62 degrees. we're dry, warm, humid again wednesday, upper 60s, rain on thursday. we get sunshine back friday and saturday, but here comes another rain chance on sunday. so this is a pattern i think everybody can like. like the rain, got a couple days
for the deficit. >> it is slow and go if some years with a great alternate with caltrain and ace train running on time. muni experienced some delays but those are all cheered. back to san bruno with an update a car was over the embankment and the sig-alert is there but the car has been towed and is long gone and people are coming off of 280 around the turn to the eastbound ramp and they are skidding out. slow down. those curbs are very slippery. to the santa cruz mountains southbound 17, we have a solo spinout in the slow rainsa6ç and san mateo bridge is looking good but the fog and rain so take your time. the tail lights are headed over to foster city. >> seven things to know before you go. >> the morning news is back in 60 >>> good morning at 6:54 and traffic is looking okay at macarthur maze. it is foggy and misty in some areas. be came. >> seven things to know before you go: one, breaking news on the peninsula, the c.h.p. is on the scene of a car over an embankment that plunged 50' over the hill. the tow truck driver is pulling it on the road at 280 at connection ramp to eastbound 380. >>
with the bridge district facing $142 million deficit. >> the hole bridges could still be wet. we will check with mike nicco. >> breezy, also, i noticed across the bay area. the east-west bridges you may notice buffetting of the cars driving high high-profile vehict could be challenging. the winds are coming from the southwest more than out of the southeast. they are still sustained at 15 miles per hour. area of low pressure to our north with the counter-clockwise flow is pushing the storms away from us and singing air behind the low means a break and it will be dry in several hours before the next wave at 10:00. light showers throughout the morning commute by noon if we have any left over they are in the north bay and we are cloudy to partly sunny in the south. temperatures are warmer today and mostly cloudy by 7:00. winds pick up with the next storm and our elevations are above 1,000' from 1:00 o'clock tomorrow morning and southeast winds are 25 to 40 miles per hour and gusting to 60 with local power outages. >> we are up and over the sig-alert accident in the tracy area westbound 205 befo
deficit over the next five years. >> brazil's celebration leading to fat tuesday. in rio de janeiro the mayor will officially hand over the keys to the city to kickoff four days of party. the holiday offers observers of lent a last chance to go wild until easter sunday. >>> the morning news continues at 5:30 with the top stories. >> the second storm hitting the page areas meaning more snow for the sierra and what to expect if you hit the slopes t >>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >>> good morning, 5:30 on friday >> it is raining. the heavyiest part of the rain, mike? >> we are getting scattered areas heavy rain on 280 at 17. we have flooding because of the heavy rain that has fallen. we look at what is going on around fremont, the is fell grade, hayward, to pleasanton and livermore and the whole area is getting wet. you can see highway 4 is wet this morning. that is where the best radar returns. north bay is getting a break. it is stepping over the mountains to the central valley. you can see the heavier rain is law we will have an hour of steady rain and
district says it immediate the money to close a growing deficit. >>> the hikes would be incremental. in april of this year it would go to $7 $7. two years later $7.25, then $7.50 and by 2018 it will be $8. >>> time is 5:17. rain, wet roads, lots of crashes. sal, the idea give yourself plenty of time because it is dangerous. >> i think everyone who has walked into the building has said, this is not fun driving out there. the latest crash. two badly damaged cars. and we have seen this already. one lane is getting by but most of the freeway is blocked here 24 at 580 and pretty hard crash in that area. just be careful if you are driving through highway 24 and through the tunnel you will see a lot of slow traffic. we recommend taking bart. the more it rains hard, the more we are going to have crashes and when it lets up, the traffic is going to get better. and also gusty winds on some of the bridges. let's take a look at toll plaza. right now it is light here coming into san francisco. we are hoping far lighter day because it is friday. we're also looking at the south bay. the rein has
of the next 4 years in order to raise money projected 142 million dollar deficit. so starting in april, the toll will jump to 7 dollars for drivers who don't have fast track. then, in july of 2015, the toll goes up 25 cents. the toll increases by a quarter every year until 2018. so to 750 in 2016, 775 in 217 and finally, to 8 dollars in 2018. it's important to note that for drivers who have fast track, the one dollar discount will remain in effect. >> this friday's storm is a dream come true. inches and inches of loan in parts of the sierra. shows us the excitement. >> interstate 80 heading east was busy today as drivers traveled to the slopes. ski resorts received more than a foot of fresh new powder at the summits, attracting powder hounds and other interesting decree turs. >> high five. hand shakes, first pump. >> the new snow brought this group to sugar bowl from southern california. >> almost too much powder in our area is where you're getting stuck, but the runs are beautiful. >> contrast though, from southern california. >> yeah, raining down there, but i love the snow. >>report
: this morning with the looming deficit of $142 million, golden gate bridge directors weighed the first toll hike since 2008. on the table, a plan to raise tolls a buck. fast track would rise to $6, non-fast track to $7 and would raise to a peak of $7 for fast track, $8 for non-fast track in 2018. >> we reached the point the driver as the cash cow has reached the level of it has no more left. >> reporter: this morning a steady stream of drivers spoke out against the increase, some breaking into song. ♪ i got ripped off on my way to san francisco ♪ >> reporter: officials say the increase is needed to pay for projects and maintenance as well as subsidize the district's bus and ferry service. >> the tolls are the workhorse of the organization. they do keep 25% of traffic off the golden gate bridge during the morning commute. >> go back east and the washington bridge, $13 each way. people seem to be able to handle that. >> reporter: some like susan think the toll hike will keep plenty of drivers off the bridge. >> the impact is so people will go into the city less. they won't go in marin county.
in the drought. >> certainly cuts into that deficit but we're you know running so far behind that it's not really going to, go in the drought. it probably won't even move into a lower category the drought. right now most of the areas are in between severe and exceptional drought. >> reporter: the santa clara valley water district says reservoir capacity has gone up by 1% on monday. this storm isn't enough to change it decision calling for mandatory 20% conservation county wide. >> we need to see many many more storms of this magnitude. the great thing about this storm is it's spread out over time. we're seeing a series of storms so it allows the ground to capture and absorb the water that's coming. and reduces our risk of flooding. >> reporter: and she says the south bay is about to see a lot more advertising about water conservation and programs in the coming months. >>> one flooding problem in san jose was caused by something you might not expect, the theft of cooper wiring. about 4 feet of water flooded highway 87 near west hila street early this morning. caltrans says thieves broke into a pu
. they will pay $6 for crossing without fast track. the district is trying to cover $142 million budget deficit. >>> i'm not sure a lot of people will be out sightseeing today. how is it looking out there, lisa? >> we're cloudy and breezy on the roof but we have showers around the bay area. the main activity has been in the south bay, the central coast which continues to see the heaviest rain. but from the camera, you can see the cloud cover and a few peaks of sun. that's what is on the order for the rest of your saturday. the showers are in the weekend forecast. i'll have that for you coming up. >> thanks, lisa. >>> also, crews try to get ready for tomorrow night's oscars. >>> and imagine the car that gets 1,000 miles a gallon. that's the goal of some bay area students who plan to test their invention in a cross country competition. dinner's not my str. we get to the end of the day and i am toast. in fact, we've had toast for dinner. but tonight i nailed it. kfc family feast. 9 pieces any recipe, 3 large sides, 6 biscuits, $19.99. do not give up on dinner. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] spring is
? >> anything would help. >> thanks for reading them. how do you rain? >> deficit but yeah curb your enthusiasm. >>> a local spelling bee. >> about 50 students across the bay area find out if training started months ago when tens of thousands of students faced off in their schools. 150 school winners then competed in the written spelling bee and today find out if they move on. >> we'll have our own competition for the next two weeks leading up to the bee in the spirit. we'll have our own word of the day. i always wanted to be. >> i have to warn you, i used to win spelling bees. >> i did too. so did mark twain. i will before my time. >> i'm so nervous, by the way. >> this is a word from the french. >> okay. >> it's easy. >> okay. >> impasse. >> seriously? >> no, impasse. >> okay. here we go. i-m-p-a-s-s-e. impasse. >> yes, very good. nicely done. >> that was an easy one. give me a harder one that that. what do i get? a trophy? >> a high five from me. hungry raccoon learns hard lesson about messing with a mother's babies. that story is coming up. >> i know frank mallicoat likes to call in sick b
voted to have a toll raise. there's a projected deficit of $142 million over the next five years. a rate hike schedule the toll is going to jump, and by 2017 it will be up to $7:# and then it will cost $8 to cost the golden gate bridge. mary curry is retiring. she's had the job 22 years. she plans to retire in april. she's going to do consulting work and will spend time with her parents and travel. she plans to keep a close eye on the bridge and any future changes. >>> more on protecting bicyclists. they want to raise the fine from $95 to $1,000. it would lead to fewer crashes. most crashes are accidental, so, they don't think it would change anything. >>> she could see russia from alaska. they're predicting the turmoil between russia and its neighbor. >>> she was determined to get to hawaii, one woman's multiple attempts to stowaway and new questions about security at sfo. >> let's take you outside, there is a look at the approach of are the richmond san rainfall bridge. roads are still wet. the cards coming at the screen, no problems to report in that area. it's a good morning to once
trying to cover a 142 million dollar budget deficit. also several board members went on record today saying the district need to look at ways to use toll money to help fund suicide barrier. take that up at the next board meeting in march. >> well this week rain still is not enough to end the worst drought in state history by any means it helps however. this is video of phoenix lake reservoir in marin county. officials say reservoir there are at 70% of capacity. usually about 88 percent this time of year. they will reevaluate in april but officials say because of the rain it's unlikely they require mandatory rartion okay meanwhile the customers will be asked to voluntary reduce water by 20 percent. that never hurts right. >> and the weather service announced that as of today we have now moved from the worst drought in california history to the second worst drought. so still bad but at least we are now financially moving in a more positive direction in terms of the rain. spencer is tracking even more of it from live doppler 7hd and roof of the broadcast center. >> that's right. i
're going to keep squeezing the middle class or continue to reduce the deficits responsibly. >> president's plan is already being met with resistance on capitol hill. house boehner says it spends and borrows taxes too much. >>> benjamin netanyahu will be in the bay area this weekend. in which he is featured. when mr. netanyahu visits the area, he'll meet with governor brown. he's expected to visit apple headquarters in cupertino and the messaging company bought by facebook. >>> now to california's drought and tonight the crisis has one bay area city considering some extreme measures. the city council is expected to approve a plan this evening that could possibly double what it normally spends on water and ktvu's rob roth spoke to family. they will have to pay more for water. rob. >> residents have been asked to conserve water by as much as 20%. even so, their water bills could soon go higher. to save water, coleen mixes super hot water from her kitchen with cold water from the bathroom to wash her face. that way she doesn't have to waste water by running the tap until it warms up. and she
lucky. numbers, 7 inches in san jose to 16.75 inches in santa rosa. deficit now. the rain today will hopefully keep that ddeficit from buildin not decrease it at all. l low to mid-50s. marrying everybody else except alameda. 57 degrees the warm spot right now. temperatures tomorrow that will be slightly cooler than today. this because of the cold front pushing through and a little wind shift. around 6 0 at the coast. 70, high clouds and sunshine around the bay and inland friday and saturday and low to mid-60s at the coast. more rain is on wait for the back half. weekend. that's coming up in your accuweather seven-day forecast. here's kristen and eric with more news. >>> and the bush dynasty. the win for one of the youngest members of america's best known political family. >>> first, more than 100,000 pieces of mail go up in flames right here in california. this morning, the advice the post office is giving to people who may have lost their letters and packages. >>> and caught on camera. an art thief tries to get eway wi away with a pricey painting but wasn't thinking about a qui
rain of it, it will keep the deficits from growing but won't shrink them at all. day planner, good morning. mainly cloudy. scattered sprinkle, temperatures in the low to mid-50s. by noon a gray day. may be rain following. i don't think much will reach the ground until noon. noon to 4:00, the north bay will see the steadier rain develop. throw mid-60s. during the evening commute, the rest of us get rain. very mild. mid-50s to low 60s. rain will fall heaviest during the evening, early overnight hours. not heavy rain, but the steadiest rain is what i should say. drizzle tomorrow morning. by the afternoon hour, mostly cloudy. low to upper 60s. friday and saturday, high clouds, sunshine, low to mid-60s at the coast. the rest of us flirt with 70 degrees. kristen, eric. >> thank you. >>> next, president obama is heading to connecticut. why he's asking the rest of the united states to follow that example. >>> and the climate issue putting avocados as risk. >>> and new at 6:00, thousands of people go up in flames right here in california, where the post office is telling customers this morn
inch of rain accumulate. the deficit will change within next couple of hours heavier rain is expected in our evening hours. make sure you grab your umbrella could you will be dealing with wet roads. light rain for the coast some is far east as they would in fremont. the rain is only to pick up north of the golden gate bridge by that evening ride home is what i'm really concerned about not only do we have a heavy rain in san francisco and santa rosa we are looking at a pretty good likelihood that we can see a lot of thunderstorms near the coast line. a lot of the act of a weather coming our way we have seen lightning strikes over to roger miles away from the coastline. will see a little off light shower waking up early thursday morning. when this is also done expect over an inch in san francisco. . << you can look at our storms on the air and on mine. traffic information as well we're looking at a number of hot spots are also noticing the traffic all over the bay area is much slower than usual. we have delays of concord coming from the willow path westbound on highway 40 leaving to the
rain showers. the deficit went up saturday morning. all have the full details on your extended forecast the 7 day around the bay coming up at 845. >>: with the rain that causes flooding and other challenges. march is an option but not this morning because there are systemwide delays to the date for riders. and that's because of equipment problems. kron4's terisa estacio is live for now without commuters are coping. >>: the delays are right now are stretching anywhere from 20 minutes to 30 minutes for the many commuter's tell me that they have been hoping for a smooth ride. by taking public transit. of commuter's tell me that today are quite frustrated. >>: what you do under the circumstances for it >>: i just wait. unfortunately this is kind of to of bart. that all bart officials are saying that today are predicting that these delays are going to be stretching from around the morning tree here along a creek terisa estacio coming up rob. you combine this water with the wind in this combined system blows through. that could be a real a real problem. lots of trees and those gray areas. the
projected deficit. in the san francisco from clifford kron 4 news. >> coming up on kron4 news week and a clear picture of the toxic myths that led to some of the death of actor philip seymour hoffman, coming up next. and here's a look at storm tracker 4 as we had to break. we'll be right back. back on kron4 news a week and the medical examiner's report on actor philip seymour hoffman is then in his death appears to be accidental. the report found a mixture of drugs and hofmann's system including heroin in seven main at and cocaine. the body of the oscar award winning actor was found in his apartment back in february 2nd. three people facing drug charges connecting to his death. >> steven colbert says he has nothing to hide. that's why he gave a keynote speech at the rsa computer security conference yesterday. there uc the comedian appearing at a congressional hearing in 2010. not everyone was happy with his decision to attend the events. privacy activists had tried to convince colbert to not appear at the conference. for his part colbert said " i don't necessarily want people readi
growing deficit. it to exacerbate the problem for even illegals to get scholarships driver's licenses it asco is true reagan conservative? >> he dealt with as the california governor but i go over this in the book. he granted amnesty to reach huge number of illegal immigrants in the 1980's. 1986. he used the argument it provides a valuable source of labor that not many but will take with a classic argument that you here today he granted amnesty but at the same time and exchange for what he plusses promised of tighter border security that would allow people to enter the country legally for kozo what reagan did was right to put the follow-up never took place. that border security was not provided. the piece by peter robinson wrote for "the wall street journal" like what would reagan to? it is strongly recommended. any of their questions? do i get the hook. [laughter] it must be the parade that i gave him. [laughter] >> i have been waiting for this opportunity. [laughter] [applause] >> host: peniel joseph, who is this? >> he was born onje 24 board and stokely carmichael june 29, 1941 in
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